Short Bio


  • Rice University, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
    Ph.D. in applied mathematics (2014)
    Dissertation: Block coordinate update method in tensor optimization
    Advisor: Wotao Yin

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Mathematics
    M.S. in Operations Research (2010)
    Advisor: Jinchuan Cui

  • Nanjing University, Department of Mathematics
    B.S. in Computational Mathematics (2007)


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Mathematical Sciences
    Assistant professor (Fall 2017 – )

  • University of Alabama, Department of Mathematics
    Assistant professor (Fall 2016 – Summer 2017)

  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Mathematics and Application
    NSF Postdoctoral fellow (Fall 2015 – Summer 2016)
    Mentor: Shuzhong Zhang

  • University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
    Postdoctoral fellow (Fall 2014 – Summer 2015)
    Advisors: Stephen Vavasis and Henry Wolkowicz

  • Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton NJ
    Intern (Summer 2012)